Category Archives: woodworking

Bookcase-Progress 1-Design

Originally posted on GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDS:
As we continue the never-ending unpacking of boxes and putting away of stuff, it has become apparent that the Hillbilly household is in immediate need of a bookcase.  This of…

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Expectations and the Literal Thinker

Originally posted on GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDS:
In the past few days there has been a, lets call it lively, discussion over on Paul Sellers’ Woodworking Masterclasses forum.  Generally speaking, the entire thing centered on two complaints…

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More Joinery

Here’s a beautiful trestle table coming together in Andy Rawls’ studio; spotted on his Tumblr this morning. Seeing this makes me realize I can’t wait to get some projects done over the three day weekend.  It makes me a little … Continue reading

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Sawing Planks

Before powered saw mills, making lumber was much more labor intensive.  Now I can flip a switch to crank up the band saw or table saw; or pull the cord to fire up the chainsaw for big work.  It’s easy … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Kindred Spirits

The Internet is neither good nor bad.  It is just a repository of information like a giant disorganized library that is constantly in flux.  Like a library, it is a tool and like a library it can be a meeting … Continue reading

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Make a Shop Apron

Shop aprons are not as widely used as in the past.  I believe this is related to our modern view on clothing and how it has changed over the past century.  Not only are we training less in the trades, … Continue reading

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A Chairmaker’s Work bench

I saw this beautiful and sturdy chairmaker’s work bench on AMBROSE VEVERS’ Tumblr blog early this morning and wanted to share it.  It is a great example of a purpose-built and appropriate sized benched for a craftsman.  Not every bench … Continue reading

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